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The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry.  It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.

The Wildscreen Festival 2016 will take place 10-14 October 2016 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated daily as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

The majority of events have a limited numbers of seats. Entrance is permitted on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. For particularly high-profile events, you may be asked to RSVP to secure your seat beforehand. Details will be sent to you in advance.

The programme include both industry events, which are included in the price of your day or week delegate pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend. 

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Tuesday, October 11 • 15:15 - 16:15
Be Smart, Be Your Own Channel LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s a brand new world of opportunity out there for the creation and distribution of wildlife content. From SVOD to Smart TV and everything in between, learn how you can deliver stories direct to audiences, any time, any place, anywhere.

Host
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Lucy Cooke

Zoologist, writer, TV presenter, Pink Tree Frog Productions
Lucy Cooke is an award-winning producer, TV presenter and best-selling author with a Masters in zoology. She studied at Oxford university under Richard Dawkins before embarking on a television career writing, producing and directing high profile documentary series for all the main channels: BBC, PBS, Channel 4, National Geographic and Discovery. Lucy's irreverent natural history blogs and youtube channels caught the attention of international... Read More →

Participants
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Steve Burns

Executive Vice President of Programming, Curiosity Stream
Currently, Steve Burns is Executive Vice President of Programming for CuriosityStream. His career spans more than 25 years from National Geographic producer to senior executive positions at Discovery Networks, returning to National Geographic as Executive Vice President of Global Content. | Prior to joining NGC, Burns served as Executive Vice President at Discovery Networks, responsible for 2,000 hours of programming per year . From 2003 to... Read More →
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Vanessa Case

Executive Vice President of Content, Blue Ant Media
Vanessa Case has worked on international brands such as the National Geographic Channel, HGTV and History Channel, she has brought her significant foresight of understanding “what the consumer wants” to the Blue Ant Media team. As EVP Content Vanessa oversees the creation of original content that embraces a multi-platform distribution approach. With a focus on factual entertainment, her Blue Ant Content team creates over 450 hours of original... Read More →
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Jörn Röver

CEO Doclights / Head of NDR natural history unit, NDR Naturfilm / Doclights
Since 2001 Jörn Röver has been Head of the Natural History Unit of the German public broadcaster NDR and CEO of Doclights. The production company supplies weekly prime time slots on NDR and ARD (First Channel). The films have won over 300 awards including several Wildscreen Pandas and Jackson Hole Awards e.g. America’s National Parks, Congo, Myth of the Forest and Wild Russia. In 2016 he has launched the Smart TV App... Read More →
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David Royle

Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Smithsonian Channel
David Royle leads the editorial team that launched the Smithsonian Channel, overseeing commissioning, acquiring, producing and scheduling. Smithsonian Channel is now available by satellite, cable and telecom service, as well as on multiple digital and mobile platforms. In November, Smithsonian Networks launched a 4K subscription streaming service, Smithsonian Earth. | Royle was previously EVP of Production for National Geographic Television... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA